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The high-poverty Washington Middle School has become a powerhouse in the annual MATHCOUNTS competition, taking first place at the state championships three years in a row, topping public and private schools including ‘Iolani and Punahou.
Gov. Abercrombie implied this week that David Ige, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the governor's opponent in the Democratic primary, had held up the governor's tax relief proposals for seniors. But both the House and Senate have so far declined to move the governor's bills.
Maui Police Department spokesman Lt. William Juan said, "(Detectives) have sufficient evidence to prove a homicide rather than a missing-persons case." Juan has not provided details about evidence or when or where it was collected.
Hawaii Gas plans to bring liquefied natural gas to Hawaii in specialized 20-foot shipping containers in the first phase of a three-stage plan. By 2019 the company will be using LNG carriers to ship large quantities of the commodity to Hawaii that could be used for power generation.
Capt. Mike Williamson, commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, told state lawmakers Friday that preparations are underway to make the giant tank "gas-free" so personnel can enter it and determine the cause of the leak.
Kaiser High School's principal said neither the school nor its football team is sponsoring an upcoming carnival in Hawaii Kai. The planned carnival to benefit two youth programs has stirred community concerns of traffic and pedestrian safety.
Authorities identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed on a private Molokai ranch last week as John Weiser Jr., whose tour company was fined $50,000 in 2007 by the Federal Aviation Administration for running uncertified air tours.
Tipsters led California police to a man wanted in Hawaii for stabbing a homeless man to death in a stairwell in Kailua, a CrimeStoppers news release said.
Snorkeler hospitalized in critical condition • Kakaako bank robbery suspect is arrested • Visitor to Honolulu park dies after fall • Man faces 8 charges after home break-in
Boat ramp, parking areas will be closed • Wheeler residents can expect loud noise • Boat operator found, arrested • Pool shuttered pending notice • Lihue runway must get longer
After deliberating for about two weeks in what's been described as Hawaii's biggest crystal methamphetamine case, jurors convicted a California man of a conspiracy to distribute 400 pounds of the drug to the islands.
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MOSCOW » The day after he returned from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin gathered the 12 members of his national security council for a crisis meeting to manage a political implosion in Ukraine that had surprised Russia's political and military elite and, above all, infuriated Putin himself.
A heightened political awareness, along with a healthy self-regard that they could do a better job, is drawing a surprisingly large number to the power of elective office.
In a unanimous vote, a state Senate committee recommended the confirmation of Circuit Judge Michael Wilson for the state Supreme Court, rejecting the Hawaii State Bar Association's conclusion that Wilson is "unqualified."
State House Speaker Joseph Souki issued a reprimand to Rep. Faye Hanohano, concluding that her behavior has been unacceptable, in violation of the House's code of conduct and disruptive to the workplace.
A young female Hawaiian monk seal is recovering in Honolulu after undergoing emergency surgery to remove her infected right eye. Federal officials said the endangered mammal was found on Niihau and was losing weight due to its inability to feed itself.
The chants of more than 500 Campbell High School students, teachers and parents echoed throughout the state Capitol on Thursday in a second rally to get legislators to push for air conditioning in public schools.